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On My Way (maybe I'm just weary)


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Dadai.2

 Genre: Acoustic

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This tune, back in 2008, was the maiden voyage for my Applause/Ovation 148-5 acoustic electric guitar (whew, long name).



I originally posted the song in 2008. It disappeared along with the rest of my songs in the late summer of that year. I'am reposting it now as a new mix with the aid of ChannelStrip (highly recommended).

An acoustic-vocal song that is somewhat of a lament, yet with assurance of hope.

Best listened to (I think) through the headphones. I don't have a real good set of speakers, so I can't comment. Let me know if this sounds good through decent speakers. Thanks.

Copyright 2008 Jack Miller
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Lyrics
ON MY WAY
Lyrics & Music by Jack Miller 2008

Maybe I’m just weary
Maybe I’m just sad.
Maybe I’m just wondering
About these times I’ve had.

The changes keep on coming
Traveling day by day
The storms I keep facing
Rise up in me… on my way.

What does it take to muster
The will to do what’s right?
Where does one find the wellspring
Turn darkness to light?

In this muddled mind
Can truth shine the light of day?
But in the mist one softly speaks
And He guides me… on my way.

Maybe I’m just wear
Neither hot nor cold
An undeserving story
Of grace through ages told.

I cry out for mercy
I lack the words to pray
Through the veil, a Mystery
Secures my path… on my way.
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Comments: 55
Fans: 24
Plays: 123
Downloads: 55

Uploaded: May 21, 2011 - 05:04:00 PM
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2017 - 11:02:51 PM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 04:08:07 PM
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Comments
gadzooks said 2346 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Nice song
Great clear simple mix ... down to earth feel. Like the clarity of your voice.
That ovation sounds good ... like the harmonic ending.
SG
Check out my latest song called Emoji
Dadai.2 said 2346 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
down to earth...

... I like that take.

I like this guitar. It has its strengths and weaknesses, like most guitars. One thing it does have is nice harmonics... nice sustain for an acoustic. Thanks a lot for droppng in.

Jack

alackbass said 2346 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
On My Way (maybe I'm just weary)
Nice tune Jack! You're in excellent voice here!
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Dadai.2 said 2346 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Andrew....

Thanks. It's simple... glad to know you think it works.

Jack
PaulaMunk said 2346 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Nice
and relaxed. Warm and intimate. Thanks.
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Dadai.2 said 2346 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
That pretty much...

... describes me (heheh)
;-)
Thanks!
Vic Holman said 2346 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
on your way
excellent remix Jack of a classic chestnut
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Dadai.2 said 2346 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
You know...
... you're too kind. But I like it.... heheh. We all need a lament every now and then. Hope all is well with you up there.


Alannah said 2346 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Very Nice Jack ....
.. I found myself singing along .... happy rapture !
Check out my latest song called Sleep (w JScott and Alannah)
Dadai.2 said 2346 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
LOL....
I was only kidding about the so-called rapture. I'm just here trying live life with the grace from above.

Thanks.
J
magnatone said 2346 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
On My Way
this is beautiful jack - just you and your guitar - simple, soulful, thoughtful and beautifully played/sung!
Check out my latest song called Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) and Variations
Dadai.2 said 2346 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Karen...
Thank you very much. For taking time to listen and for the thoughtful comments. Makes my day.

D
Jarvoid said 2345 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
Sounds good
through my 30 plus year old IMF Super Compact monitors.Nice and laid back old time balladeering song.Rich sounds and tones full on in the mix .Nice pinched harmonics to end with.Good job.

Jarvo
Check out my latest song called Port Arthur Blues
Dadai.2 said 2345 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
Thanks, Jarvo...
All I have are some inexpensive "computer" speakers. They do have a small sub-woofer, so for what they are they're not bad at all. So any feedback like yours is welcomed. Again, thanks for listening and the comments.
Jack
mrattue said 2345 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
Assurance
i think the assurance comes with the gentle, full, beautiful sound of the strummed guitar. It makes everything all right!

Nice listening to you.

Cheers now

Marc
Check out my latest song called Second Wind
Dadai.2 said 2341 days ago (May 26th, 2011)
Nice comments, Marc....
in fact, poetic! Thanks,
Jack
PeterB7858 said 2345 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
Enjoyed
Hi Jack. The guitar is sounding full and mellow and it supports your easy listening vocals nicely. Enjoyed the journey. Regards, Peter.
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Dadai.2 said 2341 days ago (May 26th, 2011)
Appreciation...
Thanks, Peter, for listening and leaving your thoughts.

Jack
jfisenne said 2345 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
The beginning
had me thinking that the vocal style reminded me of Bob Seeger. Nice strumming and vocals. Sounded really good in my headphones.
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Dadai.2 said 2341 days ago (May 26th, 2011)
Seeger...
Now that's a nice name to have mentioned in relation to this song. Good to know you think it all sounds good to you.

Jack
michaeljayklein said 2345 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
Jack...
Very beautiful!
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johnwhitehead said 2345 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
Way
Lovely, rooted performance. Enjoy your singing and comfortable guitar groove.
Check out my latest song called Wandering Blues
Dadai.2 said 2344 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
MJK....
(great initials)...

Thank you very much.
Dadai.2 said 2344 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
John W.
"rooted performance"... now that is a compliment that makes my day.
Thanks-

bronco said 2344 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
Cool!
New guitar, fun! That should inspire a lot of new songs. This one is very neat. Really like the melody and your falsetto is well done.
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Dadai.2 said 2344 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
falsetto....
glad your liked that little touch - I do! Thanks bronco for the nice comments. Take care.
davisamerica said 2344 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
a beauty Jack
.... sounds great on my bose monitors ... such a simple and honest tune. Your vocals are outstanding my friend and the new "toy" sounds sweet. You are such a class act.... wonderful track.
Check out my latest song called ok char2(Vic and Flatrock mix)
Dadai.2 said 2344 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
bose monitors....
now those 2 words get me envious! Thanks, Jack. I'm glad it sounds good to you through those "2 words". Your comments are really most gracious.
Skweryl said 2344 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
weary
life in the Tajik is tired too. Nice out of tune guitar! rough and ready song!
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Dadai.2 said 2344 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
Thank you...
Skweryl... no matter how you spell it over in your part of the world!

;-)
drakonis said 2344 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
Soft and contemplative
Nice slow even ballad, but there's an edge to your voice that keeps my attention throughout. I originally started having those KSA (Kitchen-Sink-Anon) thoughts of throwing in strings and harmony for the chorus, but no, keeping this sparse and heartfelt is exactly how it needs to be!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Dadai.2 said 2344 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
You know, Drak...
... for the last week before posting this I kept hearing other parts such as some vocal harmonies, a tasteful organ accompaniment. But I kept coming back to the bare bones recording. You just reinforced my decision. Thanks.
dave_b said 2344 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
On My Way
Solid structure, and I can relate to the message.
Strong vocals, and the guitar is sounding great.
Check out my latest song called Llarions Blues
Dadai.2 said 2344 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
hey Dave...
I appreciate the comments. A simple song on my part... glad to know it resonated with you.


Feter said 2344 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
On My Way
Pretty much what common between our songs is the hope factor ,,well you sing better than I am ..lovely song and lyrics ..thanx for sharin !!
Check out my latest song called Roll with it
Dadai.2 said 2344 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
Common for our songs....
... hope and(!) a few trials and tribulations. Sing better than you?... well, whether that's true or not, I can say for certain your guitar/mando playing far exceeds anything I'll ever do.... I'll trade you!
Thanks my friend.
screamalexz said 2344 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
pretty
well loving the vocals so far. there is a nice ambient sound in the back, not sure if that's white noise, but it sort of reminds me of rain. I actually recorded the sound of the shower to emulate rain in my last school project. nice clean vocal track. like the lyrics as well. with everything i'm learning in school it's nice to have a reminder that sometimes a simple guitar and vocal can be more powerful than an elaborately produced track.
Check out my latest song called Broken Spirit
Dadai.2 said 2342 days ago (May 25th, 2011)
Hey there Chance...
Glad to you visit this old amateur. Glad to know you're still moving ahead with your music. Keep it up and keep learning. And you're right... sometimes a "simple guitar and vocal" is all you need.

Thanks.
screamalexz said 2336 days ago (May 31st, 2011)
:)
yep. i start pretty much all songs with just guitar. going to do a version of the last song i did with just piano and guitar mostly i did it more industrial for school cuz needed drums and a bass line but going to do it as an ambient ish piece i think too. glad to stop by again :) i always get out of the habit of stopping by this site :/
Check out my latest song called Broken Spirit
neilh79 said 2343 days ago (May 24th, 2011)
On my way,
really lovely song, really like the why it moves through the progressions and the vocal is very nice. Extremely Dylan in sound and style well done
Dadai.2 said 2342 days ago (May 25th, 2011)
I never...
refuse a Dylan comparison... never. Thank, Neil, for your gracious comments.

Jack
davisamerica2 said 2343 days ago (May 24th, 2011)
Great song, Jack
Guitar sounds really nice. Voice delivers perfectly. Love this melody and lyrics. I just have headphones, but don't feel I lost out. T
Check out my latest song called Road to Yourself/with Abandon Style
Dadai.2 said 2342 days ago (May 25th, 2011)
Hey Terry....
I'm just someone whose been traveling along the road we're all on... sometimes putting it into song. Good to know you like the tune and the mix. Thanks.

Jack
egobandit said 2343 days ago (May 24th, 2011)
weary
This song is everything i am right now, thanks for this! greatness!
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Dadai.2 said 2342 days ago (May 25th, 2011)
At different times...
we've either been in that place... or maybe now in it... Hang in there, Tim.

Jack
dimm witness said 2342 days ago (May 25th, 2011)
very nice
for the return trip ;-) another champagne bottle to crack on er

good job
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Dadai.2 said 2341 days ago (May 26th, 2011)
Champagne....
... another bottle, another song.

Works for me. Thanks, dimm....

cheers
paul f. page said 2342 days ago (May 25th, 2011)
Amazing...
...what you can do with pretty much two chords...Such a simple, elegant song that needs no more than your solo vocal and the strummed guitar to make it tell a wonderful little story. This kind of completely acoustic folk song gives such a warm and comfortable feeling. I enjoyed this very much.
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Dadai.2 said 2335 days ago (June 1st, 2011)
Thank you, Paul...
Your comments are really nice to read. I don't know that I've had a comment from you before... so this is my honor.

Jack
jiguma said 2342 days ago (May 25th, 2011)
Jack
This sounds pretty familiar - and is still a good listen. I like how your vocals sound, and the Ovation is rich and full. Top song!
Neil
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Dadai.2 said 2335 days ago (June 1st, 2011)
Neil...
Your either getting soft in your old age or you're just too gracious.

Thanks.
Saltaireguru77 said 2335 days ago (June 1st, 2011)
On my way
Beautiful through my headphones Jack. That Ovation sounds great and I like the idea of a lament. Very nicely crafted song and superb production. Really enjoyed this.
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Dadai.2 said 2325 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Thank you sir...
Very gratifying to read you gracious comments. Again, thanks.

D
Roxylee said 2270 days ago (August 5th, 2011)
I remember this
All the changes... yet you soar on. This is timely in these crazy days we are living through. Thanks for reposting!
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Dadai.2 said 2232 days ago (September 12th, 2011)
lament...
... and yet now soaring. Isn't that something of the embodiment of unmerited grace? Why hope, except that apart from my miserable self, good news has arrived?! Yes, we soar because He paid the price. He took our sin, giving us pardon, to us who are so far from deserving His embrace. We can own our sin... and know the grace that is found only through faith in Christ Jesus.

Jack
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